Community Funding

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The two separate grants programs are:

  • Moorabool Shire Community Grants Program
  • Moorabool Shire Community Development Fund

Moorabool Shire Community Grants Program

The Moorabool Shire Community Grants Program provides $140,000 annually to community groups and organisations to help support and enhance innovative community activities, projects and events. Groups can apply for grants across three different grant streams – Community Strengthening Grants, Arts Grants and Events Grants.

Community Strengthening Grants

  • Community Programs, Activities or Initiatives (grants of up to $5000)
  • Capital Improvements (grants of up to $5000)
  • Small Projects  (grants of up to $1,000)

Community Arts and Culture Grants

  • Community arts projects, activities or initiatives that link artists, creators or practitioners, with local communities through small projects, publications, exhibitions, performances or other similar activities (grants of up to $3,000)

Community Events Grants

  • Community Events that showcase local talent, provide public entertainment, foster community participation, connectedness and diversity (grants of up to $3,000

More information including eligibility criteria can be found in the  Community Grant Program Guidelines Summer 2017.doc

For more information  on completing an application please read FAQ Completing your Commuity Grant Application.docx

To preview the form click on Community Grant Application Form Summer 2017.doc

The Moorabool Shire Community Development Fund

The Moorabool Shire Community Development Fund is offered on a yearly basis as part of the Council’s Annual Budget process.  A total of $100,000 is available to community groups/committees, community networks, progress groups and development associations as seed funding (and leverage for external funding opportunities) to support community infrastructure projects that have a significant impact on community development, liveability and wellbeing in the Shire.

Eligible groups and organisations can submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) for up to $25,000 funding with preference given to those who can demonstrate:

  • a contribution toward the cost of the project by cash or in-kind support,
  • the leveraging of funds to support external funding opportunities, a strategic basis – the project is detailed in a community plan, master plan or strategic plan.

More information including eligibility criteria can be found in the Community Development Fund Guidelines (DOC, 151.5 KB)

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How do I apply for a grant?

    Applicants should carefully read the guidelines for the Community Grant program or Community Development Fund program. This will help you to determine if your group or organisation is eligible for a grant. Applicants should then begin to complete the application form. Community development officers are available to discuss your project, eligibility and application. Please note: all applicants must speak directly with a community development officer about the intention to apply for a grant.

  • When can I apply for a community grant?

     The Moorabool Shire Community Grants Program is offered twice a year with a summer round and a winter round. The Summer 2017  round will open February 1 and close February 28. 

  • When do I apply for a Community Development Fund Grant?

    The Moorabool Shire Community Development Fund is offered once per year. Applications will be open for a one month period.  The opening and closing dates will be advertised prior to the opening of the round. 

Last Updated:

Wednesday, 25 May, 2016 - 14:18